Definition of tun:
- A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
- A drunkard; - so called humorously, or in contempt.
- A fermenting vat.
- A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
- A weight of 2, 240 pounds. See Ton.
- An indefinite large quantity.
- Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; - called also tun- shell.
- To put into tuns, or casks.
- "A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898", Henry R. Plomer.
- "The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened", Kenelm Digby.
Neither did their animosity stop here; for they banished some of his friends without legal process, and slew as many of the others us they could lay their hands on; amongst whom Diophanes, the orator, was slain, and one Caius Villius cruelly murdered by being shut up in a large tun with vipers and serpents.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.